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Stony Brook Unveils Our Moment, The New Strategic Plan

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Plan slideIn an event this week that attracted hundreds of staff, faculty, and students, Stony Brook University launched its new strategic plan, Our Moment.

Our Moment recognizes that Stony Brook is at a unique point in its history. Guided by the visionary and aspirational leadership of President Maurie McInnis, Stony Brook has experienced remarkable and rapid progress and growth. Our Moment is a roadmap to ensure Stony Brook continues its impressive ascent as one of the nation’s great public flagship universities, fulfilling its highest aspirations for the benefit of the university’s student population, faculty and staff, and the wider community.

Our Moment was launched in a public event on October 4 by Provost Carl Lejuez. More than 200 staff, faculty, and students attended the strategic plan launch event in-person, and another 200-plus viewed the launch event via livestream.

The strategic plan focuses on key elements that work together to drive transformative progress at Stony Brook:

  • A vision that sets a bold tone for the future of Stony Brook, while preserving the distinct qualities that set the university apart from other institutions
  • A set of five values, which set expectations to guide the university’s culture in working together as a community
  • A set of four priorities, focused across key areas of importance to make transformative progress in Stony Brook’s vision. Each priority is supported by several objectives, which represent cross-cutting areas of activity
  • Representative success measures, a set of high-level metrics that will serve as a broad barometer to demonstrate progress in meeting the aims of each priority

More details about Our Moment are available on the strategic plan website. The site includes a PDF version of the plan and a link to request a print copy. The site also includes a recording of the launch event presentation.

“I am excited to move forward, together, to realize the aspirations of our strategic plan. This is Our Moment to build what’s next at Stony Brook,” said Provost Lejuez, in an email sent to the university’s staff, faculty, and students.

Our Moment was developed through an iterative process to create a shared vision that captures the spirit and ambitions of the Stony Brook community. Many staff, faculty, and students engaged in the visioning and planning process, whether serving as a member on the Project REACH Visioning committee, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee, or sharing input at community events and through feedback surveys.

Our Moment is intentionally broad and aspirational. Its successful execution depends on each member of the university working individually and collectively within their units and partnering with others, centering all they do in the plan’s values, priorities, and objectives.

The strategic plan will be complemented by a university-wide “annual action plan” developed each spring. Annual action plans will outline specific initiatives to drive toward achieving the vision in Our Moment, and will provide a mechanism to share progress each year.

The annual action plan will be informed and influenced by working groups made up of staff, faculty, and students, as well as plans developed by key divisions across the university, including Stony Brook Medicine and our schools, colleges, and vice presidential units.

In his email, Provost Lejuez also shared that the implementation of Our Moment will be done in close partnership with Stony Brook’s newly announced Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Wendy Pearson.

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